JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION ARTICLES

MY COMPANIONS IN MISSION MY COMPANIONS IN MISSION

After 10 months of language studies and cultural exposure, I was finally sent on a mission assignment at Christ the King parish, Ba, in the western side of Fiji on August 4, 2018. The parish is located in the middle of the town, surrounded by the school, market, and other establishments.

TRUE LOVE FROM A DISTANCE TRUE LOVE FROM A DISTANCE

Through all the hardships, all they can do is cry, and then continue to thrive on. I admire these women for having courage and resilience, and for being brave enough to take risks. They sacrifice their lives for their family and their children, knowing that when they return home, things will be different. For my part, I can only share my presence, listen to their stories, put myself in their place and empathize with them. At the same time, I am praying for them that God will give them more courage to continue living.

The Implications of the Synod of the Amazon to the Philippines The Implications of the Synod of the Amazon to the Philippines

The Synod of the Amazon is important to us in the Philippines because it reminds us that our local realities are the loci where our collaborative efforts to care for our common home need to be forged, nurtured and sustained. Thus, the Synod of the Amazon is not only for Latin America, it is also for us in this side of world, and for the circle of life. It is indeed a Synod for life. One of the slogans for the Synod of the Amazon is “Save the Amazon, She will save Us!”, not far from the cry to defend the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges, “Buháy na Sierra Madre, Buhay nating lahat” (Sierra Madre Alive or Full of life, Our life.)

A STORY BEHIND THE BARS A STORY BEHIND THE BARS

After greeting the police officer on duty, I went inside to the cells and heard a child crying. To my surprise, a heartbreaking scene was waiting for me. A little six-year old child was holding a soft drink can and crying out, “Mama, I want my Mama. Mama come for me.” She was made to be like a criminal behind the iron bars of a terrible, smelly cell.

TRUE LOVE FROM A DISTANCE TRUE LOVE FROM A DISTANCE

Through all the hardships, all they can do is cry, and then continue to thrive on. I admire these women for having courage and resilience, and for being brave enough to take risks. They sacrifice their lives for their family and their children, knowing that when they return home, things will be different. For my part, I can only share my presence, listen to their stories, put myself in their place and empathize with them. At the same time, I am praying for them that God will give them more courage to continue living.

Centre for Child Protection Centre for Child Protection

A letter to Fr. Shay Cullen, founder of PREDA, from Pontificia Universita Gregoriana Center for Child Protection thanking Fr. Cullen for his collaboration with the diploma course in "Safeguarding of Minors" and the first year of the Center's new licentiate in Safeguarding.

SUBANEN MINISTRIES HONOR GOD’S CREATION SUBANEN MINISTRIES HONOR GOD’S CREATION

The Subanen culture and our Catholic tradition both profess that God created the Earth as a sacred gift. And it has become evident that this sacred gift needs healthy ecosystems if we are to fulfill, in a sustainable way, the Gospel’s commission to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, heal the sick, and shelter the homeless.